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IVF following partners low sperm count after TC

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My partner just had his sperm count test done 1 year post chemo from testicular cancer (stage 3)

His results are very low.

200,000 per ml

85% immotile 

4% progressive 

11% non progressive 

2% of normal form

The lady at the fertility clinic said to try for 4 months and if we dont fall pregnant to go to the doctors to ask for IVF on the NHS. 

I am wondering if anyone else has had experience with the IVF process following cancer treatment? If they was able to have it/how long it took etc.

Also does anyone know if post cancer patients are at any advantage to be accepted for IVF on the NHS as opposed to someone who has not been through cancer and is struggling to concieve? 

Thank you for any help/info

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Hi and another welcome to the online community

I can see from your activity that you were directed here from the life after cancer group by my friend Thehighlander. 

I don't have the experience you're looking for but I noticed that your post had gone unanswered so typed 'IVF' into the search facility in this group and found a number of recent posts on this subject. While you're waiting to see if anyone responds you could do the same and reply to any of these older posts where you think the poster may be able to help you.

I can also see that you posted this question in ask a nurse and that one of the Macmillan information nurses has replied. Clicking here will take you to her reply if you haven't seen it yet.


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